Body Dysmorphic Disorder
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition characterized by an obsessive preoccupation with perceived flaws or defects in one's physical appearance, often leading to compulsive behaviors and a significant impairment in daily functioning.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by an intense and distressing preoccupation with perceived flaws or defects in one's appearance, even if these flaws are minimal or nonexistent. Individuals with BDD may engage in compulsive behaviors such as frequent mirror-checking, excessive grooming, or seeking frequent reassurance from others. The disorder often leads to social isolation, depression, and impaired functioning in various areas of life. The exact cause of BDD is not fully understood but is believed to involve a combination of genetic, neurobiological, and environmental factors. Effective treatment for BDD typically includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, and support to help individuals manage their obsessions, reduce compulsive behaviors, and improve self-esteem.